How to invest in Switzerland using ETFs

How do I invest in Swiss stocks?

The easiest way to invest in the whole Swiss stock market is to invest in a broad market index. This can be done at low cost by using ETFs.

On the Swiss stock market you find 5 indices, which are tracked by ETFs.

Alternatively, you can consider indices on Europe. These indices weight Switzerland with up to 30%.

0.25% p.a. - 0.52% p.a.
annual total expense ratio (TER) of Switzerland ETFs
on the Swiss stock market, which are tracked by ETFs
on the Swiss stock market
The best indices for Switzerland ETFs

Performance of Swiss stocks (SLI®)

1 month: 1.71%
1 year: 7.38%
3 years: 17.83%
5 years: 24.99%

Indices in comparison

The best indices for ETFs on Switzerland

For an investment in the Swiss stock market, 5 indices tracked by 6 ETFs are available. On the Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 index there is 1 ETF. On the MSCI Switzerland index there is 1 ETF. On the SLI® index there are 2 ETFs. On the SPI® index there is 1 ETF. On the Solactive Swiss Large Cap index there is 1 ETF. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on these indices is between 0.25% p.a. and 0.52% p.a..

Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description

Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30

Switzerland 1 ETF 30
The Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 index tracks the 30 largest Swiss stocks. The weight of each stock is capped at 10%.
Index factsheet

MSCI Switzerland

Switzerland 1 ETF 39
(30/06/20)
The MSCI Switzerland index tracks leading stocks on the Swiss market.
Index factsheet

SLI®

Switzerland 2 ETFs 30
The SLI® index tracks the 30 largest and most liquid stocks of the entire Swiss equity market.
Index factsheet

SPI®

Switzerland 1 ETF 205
(29/05/20)
The SPI® index tracks the performance of the Swiss equity market as a whole.
Index factsheet

Solactive Swiss Large Cap

Switzerland 1 ETF 20
The Solactive Swiss Large Cap index tracks the 20 largest and most liquid Swiss large and mid cap stocks.
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
Xtrackers Swiss Large Cap UCITS ETF 1DLU0274221281 930 0.30% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
iShares SLI UCITS ETF (DE)DE0005933964 232 0.52% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Amundi MSCI Switzerland UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681044720 180 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
ComStage Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 Net UCITS ETFLU0392496427 57 0.25% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Xtrackers SLI UCITS ETF 1DLU0322248146 54 0.25% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
ComStage SPI TR UCITS ETFLU0603946798 16 0.40% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
SLI® 3.76% 13.22% -3.91% 5.21% 15.93%
Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 3.58% 12.31% -3.76% 5.68% 18.67%
MSCI Switzerland 2.05% 9.47% -2.11% 7.15% 23.43%
SPI® 2.01% 10.00% -1.79% 7.28% 22.24%
Solactive Swiss Large Cap 2.49% 9.15% -0.77% 8.41% 25.76%
Index   2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
2016
in %
SLI® -4.40% 33.44% -9.29% 9.11% 0.70%
Dow Jones Switzerland Titans 30 -4.23% 33.43% -7.85% 9.63% -0.71%
MSCI Switzerland -2.57% 34.44% -4.80% 7.27% -2.29%
SPI® -2.32% 34.08% -5.52% 8.52% -2.05%
Solactive Swiss Large Cap -1.36% 34.31% -3.54% 6.95% -3.86%

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/06/20; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.

 

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Europe indices with a share of Switzerland

Besides Switzerland ETFs you may consider investing in ETFs on the European stock market. In total, you can invest in 4 Europe indices, which are tracked by 21 ETFs. The total expense ratio (TER) of ETFs on Europe indices is between 0.10% p.a. and 0.52% p.a..

 
Index Investment focus Number of ETFs Number of constituents Short description
MSCI Europe Europe
Switzerland: 14.80%
(31/12/2019)
13 ETFs 436
(30/06/20)
The MSCI Europe index tracks the leading stocks from 15 European industrial countries.
Index factsheet
MSCI Europe ex EMU Europe
Switzerland: 30.16%
(31/12/2019)
2 ETFs 189
(30/06/20)
The MSCI Europe ex EMU index tracks leading stocks in European countries outside of the eurozone.
Index factsheet
MSCI Europe ex UK Europe
Switzerland: 20.3%
(31/12/2019)
2 ETFs 349
(30/06/20)
The MSCI Europe ex UK index tracks the leading stocks from European industrial countries, excluding United Kingdom.
Index factsheet
STOXX® Europe 50 Europe
Switzerland: 20.20%
(31/12/2019)
4 ETFs 50
The STOXX® Europe 50 index tracks 50 European large cap stocks.
Index factsheet
ETF
ISIN
  Fund size
in m EUR
TER
in %
Use of profits Fund domicile Replication method
iShares Core MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (Dist)IE00B1YZSC51 5,803 0.12% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Amundi MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (C)LU1681042609 2,524 0.15% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Unfunded swap
Xtrackers MSCI Europe UCITS ETF 1CLU0274209237 2,427 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Luxembourg Full replication
iShares Core MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EUR (Acc)IE00B4K48X80 2,193 0.12% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Optimized sampling
iShares MSCI Europe ex-UK UCITS ETFIE00B14X4N27 1,317 0.40% p.a. Distributing Ireland Optimized sampling
Lyxor MSCI Europe (DR) UCITS ETF - DistFR0010261198 1,260 0.25% p.a. Distributing France Full replication
Xtrackers MSCI Europe UCITS ETF 1DLU1242369327 777 0.12% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
iShares STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETFIE0008470928 569 0.35% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
SPDR MSCI Europe UCITS ETFIE00BKWQ0Q14 421 0.25% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Full replication
Invesco MSCI Europe UCITS ETFIE00B60SWY32 408 0.19% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Deka MSCI Europe UCITS ETFDE000ETFL284 362 0.30% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
UBS ETF (LU) MSCI Europe UCITS ETF (EUR) A-disLU0446734104 361 0.20% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Amundi ETF STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETF EUR (C)FR0010790980 319 0.15% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
iShares STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETF (DE)DE0005933949 172 0.52% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Amundi ETF MSCI Europe ex EMU UCITS ETF EUR (C)FR0010821819 170 0.30% p.a. Accumulating France Unfunded swap
HSBC MSCI Europe UCITS ETF EURIE00B5BD5K76 167 0.10% p.a. Distributing Ireland Full replication
Invesco MSCI Europe ex-UK UCITS ETFIE00BYX5K108 106 0.20% p.a. Accumulating Ireland Unfunded swap
Amundi Index MSCI Europe UCITS ETF DR EUR (D)LU1737652310 68 0.15% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Full replication
Deka STOXX Europe 50 UCITS ETFDE000ETFL250 33 0.20% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
Deka MSCI Europe ex EMU UCITS ETFDE000ETFL458 33 0.30% p.a. Distributing Germany Full replication
ComStage MSCI Europe UCITS ETFLU0392494646 10 0.25% p.a. Distributing Luxembourg Unfunded swap
 
Index   1 month
in %
3 months
in %
6 months
in %
1 year
in %
3 years
in %
MSCI Europe ex EMU 1.15% 10.43% -13.44% -5.80% 2.64%
MSCI Europe 3.10% 14.60% -12.73% -5.31% 2.06%
STOXX® Europe 50 3.56% 11.76% -10.57% -3.55% 4.92%
MSCI Europe ex UK 3.91% 16.64% -9.23% -1.57% 5.78%
Index   2020
in %
2019
in %
2018
in %
2017
in %
2016
in %
MSCI Europe ex EMU -13.96% 26.24% -8.57% 7.75% 0.79%
MSCI Europe -13.37% 26.34% -10.42% 10.29% 2.66%
STOXX® Europe 50 -11.23% 27.24% -10.21% 9.05% 0.93%
MSCI Europe ex UK -9.62% 28.12% -10.76% 11.64% 2.60%

Source: justETF.com; As of 30/06/20; Calculations in EUR based on the largest ETF of the respective index.